Volume 82, Number 3, May 2008
Article Number 31001
Number of page(s) 6
Section The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
Published online 17 April 2008
EPL, 82 (2008) 31001
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/82/31001

Barnes slave-boson approach to the two-site single-impurity Anderson model with non-local interaction

R. Frésard1, H. Ouerdane1, 2 and T. Kopp3

1  Laboratoire CRISMAT UMR CNRS-ENSICAEN 6508 - 6 Bld. Maréchal Juin, 14050 Caen Cedex, France, EU
2  LASMEA, UMR CNRS-Université Blaise Pascal 6602 - 24 avenue des Landais, 63177 Aubière Cedex, France, EU
3  Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism, EP VI, Universität Augsburg - D-86135 Augsburg, Germany, EU

received 29 January 2008; accepted in final form 14 March 2008; published May 2008
published online 17 April 2008

The Barnes slave-boson approach to the $U=\infty$ single-impurity Anderson model extended by a non-local Coulomb interaction is revisited. We demonstrate first that the radial gauge representation facilitates the treatment of such a non-local interaction by performing the exact evaluation of the path integrals representing the partition function, the impurity hole density and the impurity hole density autocorrelation function for a two-site cluster. The free energy is also obtained on the same footing. Next, the exact results are compared to their approximations at saddle-point level, and it is shown that the saddle point evaluation recovers the exact answer in the limit of strong non-local Coulomb interaction, while the agreement between both schemes remains satisfactory in a large parameter range.

11.15.Tk - Other nonperturbative techniques.
11.15.Me - Strong-coupling expansions.
71.27.+a - Strongly correlated electron systems; heavy fermions.

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